Detroit Jazz Magazine


Do you love jazz? We certainly do. For us, it’s about the music. We have a stellar magazine you want to see.

You can learn about some great artists, read about the owners of some of the greatest venues here in Detroit, and best of all, you can share your opinion about what you read with your friends and family right at the bottom of every article.

Come check us out

Smooth Jazz And Internet – The Smooth Jazz Hub


The Smooth Jazz Hub is a place where Smooth Jazz fans, artists and the industry can meet, talk and share everything Smooth Jazz-related! Take a look around the site to find news, reviews, interviews, CDs, blogs, forums, festivals, gear, services and so much more!

For more information visit the website or their facebook-page.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. Magazine


Houston, Texas — THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine is set to officially launch January 2013.

THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is an affiliate of Multifaceted Exquisite Events Inc. Newsand Media division. THE JAZZ IN M.E.E., based in Houston, hosts and reports on jazz, literary and art events nationally. THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. is the newest addition to the M.E.E. network, targeting devotees to jazz and the arts. This online magazine will include dynamic cover stories, trendy Jazz Watch music reviews, boldly stylish CD releases, trend setting blog updates, enchantingly cool featured festival insights, informative “Inside M.E.E.” reports and other consequential jazz information.

The magazine was developed after the success of In the Jazzy Limelight, an online article profiling various jazz artists. In the Jazzy Limelight has reached over 180,000 readers in 25 countries, with highest international views in Japan, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, France, and the United Kingdom.

Readers of the online feature have a passion for jazz vacations, explorations and getaways. These topics will continue to be explored and expanded upon with the launch of THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. was created to be a platform to showcase, support, advocate, market and promote the love of jazz, the artists, musicians, enthusiasts and supporters of this magnificent genre of music and the events that are a springboard for its success. M.E.E. is on a mission to keep jazz and its artists in the forefront. THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. aims to be an informative, inspiring and entertaining jazz style of living magazine where readers can find in-depth feature articles and columns pertaining to everything jazz with an artistic flair.

The JAZZ IN M.E.E. is the creation of jazz advocate Melody Warren, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief. Warren describes her passion for jazz, “My love affair with jazz started years ago! I have fallen madly in love with the art form, the artists, the musicians, and those who support this genre of music. Jazz fits perfectly into my creative and artistic disposition, which is in close proximity to fashion and the arts. These three facets of beauty have always played an integral part of my life. So falling head over heels for the true American art form of jazz was totally understandable”.

The M.E.E. network includes Multifaceted Exquisite Events Inc, THE JAZZ IN M.E.E., THE MELODY IN M.E.E. and GLAM. With positive feedback after the release of In the Jazzy Limelightlast year, Warren is now set to launch THE JAZZ IN M.E.E. magazine in January to connect jazz enthusiasts to the artists, music, products and services offered by jazz and the arts.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Cool Grooves – Smooth Jazz News


The blog Cool Grooves – Smooth Jazz News offers some smooth jazz features. Smooth jazz is alive and well. It has merely transitioned to a new home – the internet and satellite radio, both comfortable formats for this demographic base.

Not only has it found a new home, but a plethora of new music has been created in the genre. Great musicians who can stir the soul with instrumental music continue to increase the output of new smooth jazz music. Thankfully it has veered far off the trajectory of silly instrumental cover songs. It is blossoming into a great catalogue of original groove, funk and fusion. And this blog is here to keep you posted as to what’s new in Smooth jazz. So put the top down on the sports car, hook up the Ipod and let’s groove, chill and enjoy!

More information about this website is available at

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Smooth Jazz Network

Smooth Jazz Network is part of Broadcast Architecture. Broadcast Architecture, founded in 1988, provides research and consultation services to the radio, television, and entertainment industries. Their sole commitment is to deliver the highest quality intelligence available and to utilize that intelligence to maximize the success of our clients. By combining innovation and experience with revolutionary technology, Broadcast Architecture has established a new hallmark of uncompromising service and effectiveness.

Smooth Jazz Network offers Smooth Jazz Internet Radio and Smooth Jazz News at their website.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Smooth Jazz Times

SmoothJazzTimes Web Magazine™ offers up close and personal interviews with recording artists from the world of Smooth Jazz. We feature local jazz bands that have a major impact on the jazz scene from coast to coast. The latest in jazz news, reviews, concerts and events are offered here – in addition to segments surrounding the importance of music education and fine works from musically influenced illustrators. We also honor legendary jazz greats who paved the way for so many musicians today.

SmoothJazzTimes Web Magazine was founded and created by Kim Betton, a veteran television news anchor/reporter who worked in various markets throughout her career covering both entertainment and breaking news reports from the field, and at the helm of the anchor desk. Some of Betton’s previous stations include, NBC 4 & MSNBC, Washington, DC, USA TODAY Sky Radio, Washington, DC, FOX 13 News, Memphis, TN, WKBW-TV, Buffalo, New York, and KARK 4 News in Little Rock, AR.

SmoothJazzTimes Web Magazine is a product of Premier Multimedia Group, LLC, a Maryland/Washington, DC area based firm offering entertainment marketing and public relations, Web design, video production, voice imaging, photography and online publishing.

You can visit this web magazine here.

Smooth Jazz And Internet –

A great group of friends, music lovers & comrades that makes up the team known now throughout the community of music called The Urban Music Scene . com. In only 5 years – from 2007 on, they have been blessed to stay consistent, take their gifts for the music they love (or not) & present it by form of review or summary & organize a portfolio of articles in stretches/blogs/pages for the music fans such as yourselves reading this to come & absorb.

Yet, none of them really thought it was a mission to do, rather was compelled to allow the passion of music to which they have grown to ‘appreciate’ & share it to the many or most. Whether you like or agree to them or not. And its not just music. But also information in pertinence to it.

For lovers of R&B and smooth jazz this site is highly recommendable.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – is a blog by jazz journalist Brent Black. He considers himself a jazz advocate more so than a traditional critic.  A site devoted to a critical examination of jazz and the world around us. Brent is a former contributor to All About Jazz and  to Jazz Review. He created this blog because he prefers integrity.

Read his statements:

“Some would question my integrity in doing a second review. Integrity is why I did a second take, preconceived notions should never interfere with taking an artists work at face value.”

“Too many critics were writing at a technical level that makes understanding most reviews too difficult for the average listener. The technical review works if you desire to limit yourself to an audience of musicians with advanced degrees. I only offer perspective, what you do with the information is up to you.”

“Just because an artist received a favorable review does not mean they are a critics favorite any more than a poor review qualifies the work as a sonic clay pigeon.”

“Would you only go see a physician that would only tell you positive things or would you go see a physician that would tell you everything?”

That’s the reason Brent Black writes critical reviews in his own blog and gets our attention.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Strictly Jazz Entertainment

Strictly Jazz Entertainment is a for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the education and awareness of Jazz Music in the Memphis and Mid-South communities. Most of our effort goes into publishing our monthly newsletter. The newsletter is sent by e-mail to all members and keeps them informed on the local jazz scene. It includes news about the regional jazz scene; a schedule of what is going on in all the Memphis jazz clubs; special concerts and other events; and information about national jazz festivals.

For more information visit

Smooth Jazz And Internet – The Smooth Jazz Ride

The Smooth Jazz Ride is a website devoted to the preservation of contemporary jazz by providing album reviews, artist interviews, smooth jazz news, and a host of other features designed to get and hold the interest of the contemporary jazz aficionado. We do not directly sell any products but do provide advertisements and music purchasing information for those interested in purchasing the products we review or profile here. Ours is an informational site, and we hope you enjoy its many features time and time again. It is your interest that keeps us–and the genre–alive.

The website is maintained by Ronald Jackson.  Ron has been a music aficionado for decades. In fact, he was a vocalist. guitarist, and writer in both the R&B and classic rock genres from his preteens through four decades. He has also enjoyed smooth jazz, new age, world, and Latin music for decades. After reluctantly deciding to relinquish his dream of becoming a national performer, he chose to use his writing ability to make a contribution to this industry he so loves. He developed a deep love for contemporary or smooth jazz beginning in 1990 and has chosen that genre for his focus. Now also hosting his creation, Smooth Conversations, on BlogTalkRadio, and being quite adept at all things music, he is certainly the perfect “driver” to steer The Smooth Jazz Ride.

For more information visit The Smooth Jazz Ride.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Smooth Views

SmoothViews is a monthly Internet magazine devoted exclusively to the world of Smooth Jazz. SmoothViews strives to present a broader, more multifaceted view of Smooth Jazz, showcasing the music as it is experienced at live shows and as it is heard on the deeper tracks of Smooth Jazz CDs.

Each month SmoothViews will help Smooth Jazz fans get to know the artists, introduce them to new CDs, as well as some old favorites, and keep them up to date on what’s new in Smooth Jazz through regular feature articles including: Artist Interviews; News; CD Reviews, Concert Reviews; SmoothViews Perspectives; Retrospectives (a look back at a favorite CD); On the Side (a look at Smooth Jazz sidemen); and On the Lighter Side (a little humor).

Always worth a visit.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Smooth Jazz Vibes

The place to go if you are a fan of contemporary or smooth jazz. The website is maintained by Peter Boehi, who lives in Switzerland and run an own practice as an ob/gyn specialist.

Back in 1996 when he founded this site it was very difficult to obtain information about artists, new releases and other related things. Smooth jazz often was distributed by small independent labels whose limited financial resources prevented them from advertising their artists extensively. With the advent of the web this situation changed dramatically and today there are a number of smooth jazz sites providing all information the smooth jazz aficionado needs.

Smooth Jazz Vibes is highly recommendable for all fans of smooth jazz.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Cjazz

Since 1994, Cjazz has promoted and presented recording artists of contemporary music. Founded by Michele Abrams, an events producer based in Seattle WA, Cjazz has created and produced music events for Grand Hyatt Hotels, The National Basketball Association, The YWCA of Kauai, Yamaha Music, Scripps Health, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Kirkland Performance Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and various performing arts centers.

Passionate about music and philanthropy, Cjazz has a special interest in producing concerts that raise money for cancer research and patient services. In 2011 the company launched “In Concert for Cancer”, a concert fundraiser aboard the flight deck of the legendary aircraft carrier, the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA. The inaugural event welcomed 850 patrons and will return in 2012. Cjazz works with a talented team of web developers, designers, production professionals, and sponsors, all of whom make Cjazz’s work possible.

For more information visit CJazz.

Smooth Jazz And Radio – Relaxing Jazz

The home of smooth jazz live from Soufriere, St. Lucia. They are located right next to the “Jalousie Plantation” hotel, and we’re one hour from the international airport via taxi, five minutes via helicopter. A typical one night stay at the Jalousie is $305 USD (808 XCD Eastern Caribbean Dollars) ocean villa or suite. The weather is warm all year round with frequent tropical showers, especially in the summer months. The capital city of Castries is located to the North of the island.

The comment: “We know how much our listeners love the great Jazz music we play every day, we also know how much our visitors love to interact with us & each other. So we welcome you to our brand new website! whether you have been listening to us for years or just stumbled across us, we want you to enjoy your visit and listen to the best relaxing Jazz music on the whole Internet! So sit back, relax and enjoy Relaxing Jazz!”

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Smooth Jazz Europe

“Smoothjazz” triggers a lot of prejudice in Europe with some poor perceptions. Among the regular “jazz environments”, it is stated as an undefinable style. Outside the Jazz style, most of the time, the music has a name as being a friendly jazzy variation of easy listening (sometimes perceived as elevator music). Because of this prejudgment, this music style is rarely programmed at the big jazz festivals.

However, Inge Wenzel and Marijn Eland from Almelo wanted to make a change in all this. They are owners of the website and with organizing this first (Dutch) SmoothJazz Festival in history, they have made a bold statement in this style of jazz that has been underestimated for years.

The website offers reviews, and a lot of information about smooth jazz radio, concerts, promoters, artists and more.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Cool Jazz Forever

The website is dedicated to every jazz musician who picked up an instrument and created magic in a studio or performing live on stage. Our mission is to celebrate their memory and pass on their legacy to future generations. We also believe in creating a culture of jazz appreciation in several cities around the country. This music will continue regardless of radio support. I ask for your support of jazz organizations and jazz festivals all over the world. This music will LAST FOREVER!

Cool Jazz Forever was founded in 2007 to support the artists and musicians in the contemporary jazz industry after corporate radio had abandoned the format in several major cities across the country.

Their mission is to network with artists, musicians, and vocalists around the world to celebrate one of America’s gifts to the universe. They also have a music education component that will teach our young children and cultivate new jazz fans FOREVER! Also add Mission Statement: Cool Jazz Mission Statement: “Celebrating America’s great heritage and preserving the legacy for future Jazz Lovers of the World”

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Magic City Smooth Jazz

Magic City Smooth Jazz serves a culturally diverse group of people in race, age, and income. Over the past three years, over 10,000 people have attended events focused primarily on educating youth in the Greater Birmingham area through music education workshops and live contemporary jazz performances from an ethnically diverse group of artists.

In 2011 MCSJ presented “Jazz in the Park®,” in 10 Birmingham area city parks each Sunday from July 4 (Monday) that culminated at Linn Park on September 11. On Memorial Day, organized “Pickin’ up the Pieces” FREE tornado relief concerts in 30 days that featured eight bands and 30 musicians sponsored by Waldrep, Stewart and Kendrick. Collaborated with Magic City Art Connection arts festival and Sidewalk Film festival to present jazz music for both events. On Mother’s Day, presented “Jazz in the Park®” in Town of Mt Laurel.

In 2010 MCSJ presented “Jazz in the Park,” a FREE pilot concert series that traveled to five (5) Birmingham city parks each Sunday in July and culminating at Railroad Park on October 24. Diverse area performers showcased music styles from contemporary jazz, straight-ahead jazz to Latin Jazz and everything in between. Scrollworks, a community music school performed at all of the aforementioned sites and provided on-site lessons for the young and the young at heart on an instrument of their choice. Our collaborative partners were the city of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, city of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham City Council, Wells Fargo Foundation, Daniel Foundation of Alabama, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Buffalo Rock, Samford University’s WVSU-FM 91.1, and Scrollworks through Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama (MYOCA).

In 2009 MCSJ collaborated with the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Birmingham City Schools in presenting two music workshops and performances with world renowned bassist and 2011 Grammy Award Winner Esperanza Spalding in February and saxophonist Eric Marienthal in March. The workshops and performances were made possible by a grant from The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and generous donation from the Birmingham City Council.

This year MCSJ  presents two projects – Jazz in the Park® and Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival – to enhance cultural arts in the community of Birmingham.  For more information visit this website.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – A Jazz Life


After 7 years on the air, the tv stations broadcasting A Jazz Life – KHEM-TV, KZSW-TV – and KMET, our radio home – no longer air music. But A Jazz Life is moving with you to Facebook! Warning: There will be sound. There will be current photos…there will be moving pictures! Let’s get back on the musical road with our favorite artists and see where A Jazz Life takes us!

Robin Laurie Stewart is the Founder and Host of A Jazz Life. Her sunny personality and generous spirit are the driving forces behind the program. Robin has a unique ability to create a comfortable and knowledgeable climate in her show that lets Jazz artists open up and engage in intimate conversation.

Are you curious? Then visit her website and learn more about her interview show.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – AbyssJazz

ABYSSJazz Magazine is an open forum where music lovers meet, greet, and talk jazz.

Music speaks in the dialect of rhythms, tones, and harmonies. This language has no barriers. Through music we blend the words and/or melodies of our heart songs with compositions as we listen. We then become a part of the music. A conversation between the artist and the listener ensues as a result of this interaction. I believe that the ability to have this conversation is the primary reason we who are jazz, R&B, and Soul enthusiasts are loyal to these genres of music.

AbyssJazz has a new-designed website.